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Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

May. 23, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote, but only after Democrats insisted on tossing out President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request to handle an unprecedented influx of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. The relief measure...

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country's seats in the European Parliament, with right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation's 26 seats. In a surprise forecast, the Dutch Labor Party of...

Democrats unveil plan for a public health insurance option

May. 23, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

A coalition of Connecticut Democrats, including Gov. Ned Lamont and top legislative leaders, announced Thursday they have reached consensus on legislation that could lead to a public health insurance option for people and small businesses by 2022. Called the "Connecticut Option," premiums for the yet-to-be...

Senate passes long-delayed $19 billion disaster relief bill after Democrats force GOP to drop Trump border aid request

May. 23, 2019 4:39 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes long-delayed $19 billion disaster relief bill after Democrats force GOP to drop Trump border aid request.

Pelosi questions Trump's fitness to stay. He calls her crazy

May. 23, 2019 4:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi openly questioned President Donald Trump's fitness to remain in office Thursday, suggesting a staff or family "intervention" for the good of the nation after his dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting with Democrats. Trump responded by calling her "crazy."...

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

May. 23, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Narendra Modi, India's charismatic but polarizing prime minister, was headed Thursday for a landslide election victory, propelling his Hindu nationalist party to back-to-back majorities in parliament for the first time in decades. With most of the votes counted, Modi's stunning re-election...

Wisconsin lawmakers take aim at potentially toxic chemicals

May. 23, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some Wisconsin legislators are pushing to curtail the use of firefighting foams that contain potentially toxic chemicals and establish standards that limit how much of the substances can safely exist in the state's groundwater, air and soil. Firefighting foam can contain...

Budget panel approves $500M more for Wisconsin schools

May. 23, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's K-12 schools would receive $500 million over the next two years, including nearly $100 million more for special education, under a Republican funding plan approved Thursday by the Legislature's budget committee. The deal puts the Republican-controlled Legislature at odds...

GOP, Democrats team up to address surprise medical bills

May. 23, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Plunging ahead despite paralyzing partisanship in the nation's capital, senior lawmakers of both parties Thursday proposed legislation to tackle surprise medical bills and other concerns, from prescription drug costs to uneven vaccination rates. The draft bill from Sens. Lamar Alexander,...

The Latest: Exit poll sees fractured result in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 9:20 p.m. An exit poll published by Dutch national broadcaster NOS shows that the Labor Party has won the most seats in the Netherland's European Parliament election, which delivered a fractured result. The...